Mr Otto Von Arx

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS Tr & Orth ,Fellowship certified

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Recommended by 2 specialists

29 years of experience


Mr von Arx undertook his postgraduate training in Trauma, Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery in Exeter and on the Wessex Training scheme based in Bath, Swindon and Bristol.

Otto was awarded a one year AO Spinal Surgical Fellowship in Brisbane Australia in 2006 completing his spinal surgical training under the supervision of Prof Richard Williams, Dr Rob Labrom & Dr Geoff Askin, additionally holding a research post at the Queensland University of Technology during his tenure.

His training and expertise encompasses the operative and non-operative management of back pain, degenerative lumbar pathology, lumbar disc pathology, spinal stenoses, traumatic &osteoporotic spinal fractures, cervical spine pathology and medico-legal practice. Mr von Arx specialises in the management of back pain in the Elite Athlete and back pain in the Adolescent.

Mr von Arx practices at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS, Circle Bath and the BMI Bath Clinic.


Trauma & Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Medico- Legal Practice, Medical Education.

Special Clinical Interests:

Non operative & Operative Management of the Degenerate Spine

Spinal Surgery & Rehabilitation in the Elite athlete

Minimal Access Spinal Surgery

Complex Spine Reconstruction

Surgical Management of the Osteoporotic Spine incl. Vertebral Augmentation

Spinal Tumour Management

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Non operative management of back pain
  • Back pain¬†
  • Management of back pain in elite athletes
  • Back pain in the young adolescent athlete
  • Non operative & operative management of the degenerate spine¬†
  • Spinal surgery & rehabilitation in the elite athlete
  • Minimal access spinal surgery
  • Complex spine reconstruction¬†
  • Surgical management of the osteoporotic spine including vertebral augmentation
  • Spinal tumour management


  • Spinal Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4138642
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    Practices worked at

    Sulis Hospital Bath

    Foxcote Avenue Peasedown St John, Bath, United Kingdom, BA2 8SQ
    25 reviews

    Bath Clinic

    Claverton Down Road, Bath, United Kingdom, BA2 7BR
    21 reviews

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Derek Robinson
    Mr Derek Robinson
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr von Arx is fantastic colleague and spinal surgeon. I refer all patients that I see with a spinal problem to Mr von Arx for his expert care and attention."


    Mr Gavin Jennings
    Mr Gavin Jennings
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    " I would encourage and have no hesitation in recommending anyone with a spinal problem, including friends and family, to seek Mr. von Arx's expert opinion. He has a very balanced approach to non-operative versus operative management of spinal issues and remains at the forefront of his specialty."


    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain
    , Sciatica, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Spinal Pain, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain), Spinal Cord Compression